A Search of Darkness Part II hits Shudder, a deeper dive into ’80s horror

Robert Englund (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images)
Robert Englund (Photo by Juan Naharro Gimenez/Getty Images) /

Did you enjoy In Search of Darkness, the epic documentary series all about ’80s horror? Well, now you can watch the sequel on Shudder! In Search of Darkness: Part II is your ultimate ’80s horror retrospective. Combined with the first, you’ve got incredible content analyzing and exploring all aspects of the decade.

In Search of Darkness: Part II is a four-hour sequel featuring more than 40+ of your returning favorites at 15 new interviewees! Among the newcomers includes A Nightmare on Elm Street star Robert Englund, Nancy Allen from Poltergeist III and Dressed to Kill; Tom Savini who did SFX on Friday the 13th and Day of the Dead; Clancy Brown from The Bride and many more!

The documentary also continues to explore the world of horror and give a voice to previously unheard stories about some of your favorite horror movies and franchises. It also highlights lesser-known films and the legacy of Italian legends like Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento and movies from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain and beyond.

In Search of Darkness: Part II features dozens of horror icons

Of course, many classic horror auteurs and icons return to lend their voices to this project like John Carpenter and Heather Langenkamp. Plus, Englund, Allen, Savini and others explore their careers in detail with fascinating retrospectives.

Needless to say, this is a horror documentary that should appease even the most diehard fans and you can watch it right now on Shudder.

Some of the more specific highlights include Tom Savini “lifting the lid” on some of his famous work including the formula for perfecting onscreen blood and how to make it look as realistic as possible with SFX. And Robert Englund discusses how Nightmare on Elm Street utilized Freddy Kreuger’s on-screen one-lieners by exploring his sense of humor.

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